The quest is on!!! UC Berkeley on a mission to protecting our food systems

Feeling the Sting: What Can Be Done to Protect Pollinators

Last spring, BFI released a pilot for Just Food, a new 6-part podcast series about cultivating justice and health. We are excited to announce the launch of the remaining episodes this fall, starting with today’s release of “Feeling the Sting.” In this episode, we hear from California farmers and UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen about the significance of pollinators in our food system and what can be done to protect them.

Listen to the episode here.

We also invite you to attend our Just Food launch event on October 3, 2017, from 5–7 PM. More details below under BFI Events.

https://food.berkeley.edu/just-food-podcast/feeling-sting-can-done-protect-pollinators/

 

 

Michael Pollan -One of the Pillars in Food Movement

Any time there will be a mention of food movement, people will remember  Michael Pollan as a key influencer. Michael is food journalist and he is professor at UC Berkeley . I found him during my desperate search for answers to my basic questions in relation to what  and how should I eat. He turned out to be the Messiah. His books,lectures and movies  gave me inspiration to take this initiative . From him, I learnt about food movement, I learnt about US Food and agriculture industry related fact sand how  in  mid 60s a local farm that was feeding 50 houses in a most healthy fashion wiped out and got replaced by mega industrial farms.These farms changed the landscape of how food reached our plates. It was very shocking and eye opening discovery  and av ery unfortunately truth. If you would like to learn more about these events, you may check out Edible 101 course by UC Berkeley recording…..Edible 101

Michael also has interesting perspective on cooking and its history in US and how fast food industry took over America’s kitchen. In his Netflix series Netflix “Cooked” “Cooked” he highlights how cooking food at home as opposed to factory processing makes it more nutritious. Cooking food and using traditional techniques of fermenting, stone grounding, sprouting, etc add a colony of microbes to the food that are essential for good digestion and providing the nutrition to the body. Modern food industry practices are processing food such a way that it is depriving food of nutrients and adding unnecessary calories.

The tradition of cooking almost disappeared from America’s kitchen in mid nineteenth century with the onset of women liberation. The women decided to go to work  to fulfill their aspirations, dreams and to prove themselves. Unfortunately,  least they realized that they were leaving behind a very decent important job of cooking fresh and healthy meals for the family (I know it may sound very anti feminist) but in fact the job was not paid and least appreciated and people didn’t think it requires any talent. And it was by no mean a wrong decision but it had impact on what we put in our plates for dinner and how it gets there.

When women went to work, a conflict arose between men and women on  the issue of cooking. Smart, educated and working women refused to take single handed ownership of cooking at home. This increasing conflict open the door for the fast food industry that came with the promise to share the burden of cooking for the household  and also to resolve this fight between men and women. And as a result 60 years after this change, we see the epidemic of chronic illness and obesity on a rise here.

Cooked series invite America’s public to go back to their kitchens and re engage into small and basic cooking practices that adds nutrition and flavor to their food. He also specifies that we all need to rise above gender or age clashes when it comes to cooking. A family should come together and cook  as a fun activity and not as chores without any gender bias. Practice of cooking is an art and it is satisfying. What the home cooked food offers to the body is far more satisfying and healthy.

Mindful Living club’s philosophy is greatly impacted by Michael Pollan’s ideas and have guidelines on how to identify what is a real food, where to find it and how to eat it. Eating food is not just a physical activity. People need to get connected with the food they put in their month more at spiritual and mental level. This approach nourishes the body completely.

Mindful Living Club Philosophy

“Just Become Aware and Be Healthy”

Healthy lifestyle could become addiction. Let me make it one of yours!!!!

Mindful Living club promotes and guides people  to come together in semi virtual setting  and explore practicing the healthy lifestyle that connects them with  thier “True Self” and gives them true happiness.In this process people become happy and healthy not only because they learn to make better food and nutrition choices but also because they lose weight.

Close Communities are vanishing from our culture. Practicing and learning about a healthy lifestyle by Joining the club will help you find a close community that will be your guide in tough times and provide you with a holistic & mindful solutions to your health needs.

Becoming Aware and making mindful choices makes all the difference in our well being and health.It’s is the key to success of this program. “Lean Existence” is what the we aim for.Staying Healthy is tied very closely to eating healthy but it’s not just physical aspect of food that makes us healthy, its peripheral emotions around eating food that makes us lean and keep us lean, how we eat, where we eat, with whom we eat, how we feel about food, our attitude towards the food makes all the difference. ” The Concept of getting Lean” focuses on creating a holistic approach to our eating, starting from grocery shopping to preparing to eating.It’s a journey that we have to take to get things in our plate. How we do it, makes the difference. The choices help us getting us to a ” Leaner” version of us. Getting lean is not just physical, it’s our emotional and spiritual connection to our food that make us “Lean”.

Mindful living club’s ” Get Lean, Stay Lean”  and Prevent Diabetes programs help people bringing happiness to them through food, nutrition, exercise and breaking away from poor lifestyle practices including eating habits and live life completely, manage thier health condition and pursue their dreams and life fully.

Mindful Living club philosophy is inspired/influenced & adapted from the following sources.  I have a great respect and admiration for the people/sources listed here. They are great resource  for me and come out as a model for courage and great character who are influencing the society in a positive way. I will never be able to write enough to praise them. They are living example of what they preach and need.   Reading the thoughts and ideas from these resources and incorporating them as part of my lifestyle has changed my life and motivated me to reach out and help others to achieve their goals:

  • —CDC Lifestyle change Guidelines for Diabetes Prevention
  • — Michael Pollan’s  Food Rules –What to Eat – Food Journalist Food Rules What to Eat
  • Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101” Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101”
  • —Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s  Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“ He was  one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda., a disciple of Charaka.  He wrote 7000 sutra.  85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“
  • —Deepak Chopra  (All his famous books on Natural healing” including Seven Laws of Spiritual Success) Deepak Chopra’s ” Seven Laws of Spiritual success”
  • —Arkaya yoga philosophy and routine of rebooting and resetting the body
  • Metabolism boosting foods and Meal plans including Haylie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet program (FMD): “As we grow older, we lose the “Burn” “ Fire/Agni to digest our food. This program will reignite that fire in your body. Many people follow low-calorie diets, which make your body move to starvation mode and stubbornly hold on to weight. This program will kick you out of this habit and give it permission to have abundance of food”  Haylie Pomroy FMD

 

Mindful Living Club: Get Lean , Stay Lean Program

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Mindful Living club promotes and guides people to practice healthy lifestyle in regards to their food and nutritional needs. It facilitates a holistic routine that connects them  with thier “True Self” and gives them happiness. Just becoming aware  and mindful of our surroundings makes us live in the moment and enjoy what we have today completely.

Close Communities are vanishing from our culture. Joining the club will help you find a close community that will be your guide in tough times and provide you with a holistic & mindful solutions to your needs.

Mindful living club’s ” Get lean, Stay Lean” programs help people bringing happiness to them through food and nutrition and breaking away from poor lifestyle practices including eating habits and live life completely, manage their health conditions and pursue their dreams and life fully.

Mindful Living club philosophy is Inspired & adapted from the following sources. I have a great respect and admiration for the people listed here. They are people of courage and great character who are influencing the society in a positive way. I will never be able to write enough to praise them. They are living example of what they preach and need no introduction and praise. Reading their thoughts and idea and incorporating them as part of my lifestyle has changed my life and motivated me to reach out and help others to achieve their goals:

  • Haylie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet program (FMD): “As we grow older, we lose the “Burn” “ Fire/Agni to digest our food. This program will reignite that fire in your body. Many people follow low-calorie diets, which make your body move to starvation mode and stubbornly hold on to weight. This program will kick you out of this habit and give it permission to have abundance of food” Haylie Pomroy FMD
  • Michael Pollan’s Food Rules –What to Eat – Food Journalist ;Food Rules What to Eat
  • Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101” Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101”
  • Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“ He was one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda., a disciple of Charaka. He wrote 7000 sutra. 85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“
  • Deepak Chopra (All his famous books on Natural healing” including Seven Laws of Spiritual Success) Deepak Chopra’s ” Seven Laws of Spiritual success”
    �Arkaya yoga philosophy and routine of rebooting and resetting the body